Born in Wheatley in 1896, eldest child of Wheatley-born William Castle, farm labourer, and Clara Ann nee Bedding born in Worminghall. In 1911 the family were living in Blenheim, Wheatley and Albert was also a farm labourer. The Medal Rolls Index shows that he served in the Gloucestershire Regiment with the No. 27578, and in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, No. 54363. In the 1921 Register of Electors a William Castle was living in Farm Close Lane.
However, Albert Castle was living in Blenheim in 1910, probably at what is today No. 15.